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  1. Peter, Paul & Mary To Be Honored

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event to be held June 15 in New York. Peter, Paul & Mary will be the recipients of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 2006 Awards dinner. The award honors industry veterans who are pioneers in their craft ...

  2. Live Nation New York Head To Exit

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT His contract expires July 31. After weeks of speculation, sources confirm that Jim Glancy, president of Live Nation’s New York offices, will exit the company when his contract expires July 31. Glancy will partner with John Moore at the Bowery Pres ...

  3. Songwriters Hall To Honor John Mayer

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To be recipient of the Hal David Starlight Award. John Mayer will be the recipient of the Hal David Starlight Award at the 2006 Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards. The award honors gifted songwriters in the early years of their careers whose original ...

  4. WMG Rejects EMI Buyout Approach

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group Corp has rejected a $28.50-a-share takeover approach from EMI Group that valued the music major at $4.2 billion. Warner Music Group Corp has rejected a $28.50-a-share takeover approach from EMI Group that valued the music major ...

  5. WMG Rejects EMI Buyout Approach

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group Corp has rejected a $28.50-a-share takeover approach from EMI Group that valued the music major at $4.2 billion. Warner Music Group Corp has rejected a $28.50-a-share takeover approach from EMI Group that valued the music major ...

  6. Anonymous Spitzer Letter Riles Up The Row

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT An anonymous letter sent to New York state attorney general Eliot Spitzer has ruffled feathers in the country music industry. The letter, signed "some very concerned music industry professionals," acc An anonymous letter sent to New York ...

  7. Latin Grammys Coming To NYC?

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the Latin Grammys are expected to announce today (April 11) that New York will be the site of the 2006 gala. Laras president Gabriel Abaroa will join New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and Organizers of the Latin Grammys are expected t ...

  8. Warner/Chappell Launches Incubator Label

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Former A&R exec to head initiative as GM. Warner/Chappell Music is branching out into the record business. The publisher has formed Perfect Game Recording Co., a new incubator designed to promote and develop emerging songwriter/artists. Pe ...

  9. Juanes, Guzman, Guerra Win At BMI Latin Awards

    April 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Juan Luis Guerra named the BMI Icon. Colombian rocker Juanes, Mexican songwriter Enrique “Fato” Guzman, Mexican publishing house Ser-Ca and merengue star Juan Luis Guerra were the big winners at the 13th annual BMI Latin Music awards. Held April 7 ...

  10. Jazz Saxophonist Jackie McLean Dead At 73

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Played with legends including Miles Davis. Jazz saxophonist Jackie McLean, a performer and teacher who played with legendary musicians including Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins, died Friday. He was 73. McLean, a contemporary of some of the 20th cent ...

  11. McGraw/Hill Tour Is Fastest-Selling of 2006

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST More than 350,000 tickets have been sold. Organizers for the Tim McGraw/Faith Hill tour “Soul2Soul II” are reporting that the trek is the fastest-selling of the year with more than 350,000 tickets sold already. Sales have also outpaced the country ...

  12. Stern Accuses CBS Of 'Bullying'

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Reacts to rumors that CBS intends to sue him. Howard Stern called a news conference in New York City Tuesday (Feb. 28) to express exasperation over what he termed “bullying” and “threatening” over the past few months by CBS, his former employer. S ...

  13. ASCAP Files 24 Copyright Infringement Suits

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nightclubs, bars and restaurants are being targetted. ASCAP filed 24 copyright infringement lawsuits today (Feb. 27) against nightclubs, bars and restaurants in 11 states. The performing rights organization claims that the establishments have refu ...

  14. Brit Bands Prepare For U.S. Push

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST A new wave of rising British talent is heading Stateside in March for a series of live music initiatives intended to help crack the world's biggest music market. A new wave of rising British talent is heading Stateside in March for a series o ...

  15. Brit Bands Prepare For U.S. Push

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST A new wave of rising British talent is heading Stateside in March for a series of live music initiatives intended to help crack the world's biggest music market. A new wave of rising British talent is heading Stateside in March for a series o ...

  16. Universal Names Publicity VP

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jay Wilson promoted from senior director. Jay Wilson has been appointed VP of publicity for Universal Records. Wilson reports to Serena Gallagher, senior VP of Pop/Rock publicity for Universal Motown Records Group and he continues to be based in N ...

  17. VH1 Names Dix For Newly Created Role

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Previously senior VP at MTV & MTV2. Michele Megan Dix has been tapped to take on the newly created position of senior VP of music & talent development for VH1. In addition, she will contribute to the MTV Networks Music Group developmen ...

  18. Brit Retailer MVC Files For Bankruptcy

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Administrators Kroll 'hopeful for a buyer.' British CD and DVD specialist retailer MVC has filed for bankruptcy and hired the U.K. arm of international "risk consulting' company Kroll as administrators. MVC stores remain open. ...

  19. Brit Retailer MVC Files For Bankruptcy

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST British CD and DVD specialist retailer MVC has filed for bankruptcy and hired the U.K. arm of international "risk consulting' company Kroll as administrators. British CD and DVD specialist retailer MVC has filed for bankruptcy and hired ...

  20. BMI Latin Awards Come To NYC

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Gala held at Metropolitan Pavilion April 7. For the first time in its 13 year history, BMI will take its Latin awards to New York City. BMI will honor the songwriters, composers and music publishers of the most-played Latin songs on U.S. radio and ...

  21. Eight Radio Groups Form HD Alliance

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Includes Clear Channel, Entercom, Infinity. Recognizing it needs to move more aggressively in the face of competitive digital threats, eight of radio's largest companies came together Tuesday morning (Dec. 6) to unveil an alliance to put HD d ...

  22. Murder Inc. Moguls Acquitted

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rap moguls Irving and Christopher Lorenzo were found not guilty on Friday (Dec. 2) of laundering cash for a New York drug lord after two days of deliberations by a federal jury. Rap moguls Irving and Christopher Lorenzo were found not guilty on Fr ...

  23. Lopez, Anthony To Star In Film 'El Cantante'

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Movie slated for release in 2006. Jennifer Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony are to act alongside one another in a music-based movie, "El Cantante" (The Singer). The feature film, based on the life of iconic Puerto Rican singer Hector L ...

  24. CAA Ups Music Agents

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Essig, Huie and Rose expand responsibilities. Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has given new responsibilities to three well-known music department agents, effective immediately. Rod Essig and John Huie will now oversee the company's Nashville of ...

  25. Billy Joel Tour Selling Out

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Trek begins in Florida in early January. Billy Joel's return to the road is being greeted enthusiastically by ticket buyers. First tipped here (Billboard.biz, Nov 9), Joel's first tour in nearly eight years went on-sale over the weekend ...

  26. Billy Joel To Hit The Road

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST First solo headlining tour in nearly eight years. Billy Joel will return to the road as a solo headlining artist for the first time in nearly eight years, sources say, beginning with a series of shows in January through April of next year. Dates o ...

  27. BMI Holds Board Election

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ginny Hubbard Morris New Board Member The BMI annual shareholders' meeting was held in New York City yesterday (Nov. 3). Virginia (Ginny) Hubbard Morris, president of St. Paul, Minn.-based Hubbard Broadcasting, was elected to a four-year term ...

  28. First Lady Of Music Publishing Dies

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Services for Beebe Bourne to be held on Nov. 4. Beebe Bourne, part of the legendary Bourne music publishing family, died Tuesday (Nov. 1) after a battle with cancer. Bourne helmed the New York-based Bourne Co., one of the largest privately owned i ...

  29. L.A. Mayor Courting Production

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa vowed Oct. 20 to keep film and television production in the city by waiving fees and offering a tax incentive. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa vowed Oct. 20 to k ...

  30. Zomba Revamps Promo Staff

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Strazza named VP of pop promotion. Zomba revamped its national pop promotion staff with a series of changes that include the appointment of John Strazza as VP of pop promotion, Shannah Miller as VP of video promotion and adult radio promotion, Jef ...

  31. Philly Venue Wraps Stellar Two Weeks

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sold out shows included the Stones, U2, Pearl Jam. The Wachovia Center in Philadelphia has wrapped up what will likely be the busiest two weeks in the venue's history. From Oct. 3-17 it hosted the Rolling Stones, U2, Pearl Jam and Foo Fighter ...

  32. DVD Piracy Suspect Making $1 Million Bond

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A man accused of running an international counterfeit DVD ring was ordered Oct. 4 to remain in jail pending a $1 million bond. (AP) -- A man accused of running an international counterfeit DVD ring was ordered Oct. 4 to remain in jail pending a $1 ...

  33. Jazz Bassist Jack Lesberg Dies At 85

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Due to complications from Alzheimer's disease. Bassist Jack Lesberg, who played with many of the jazz greats of the 1940s and '50s and had a distinguished career in symphonic orchestras, has died. He was 85. Lesberg died of complications ...

  34. Pioneering Sports/Entertainment Executive Dies

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Loris Smith died Sept. 22 at 70. Pioneering sports and entertainment executive Loris Francis Smith died Sept. 22 at 70 in Newton, N.J., from emphysema. Smith had been COO of concessions/facility management firm Ogden Entertainment in New York City ...

  35. Nathan Moved Up At Universal Motown

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Promoted to senior VP role. David Nathan has been promoted to senior VP of video promotion for the Universal Motown Records Group. He will be based in New York City and reports jointly to Monte Lipman, president of Universal Records and Sylvia Rho ...

  36. Spitzer Smacks Hot 97 With Jaw-Dropping Fine

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Emmis hip-hop radio station WQHT (Hot 97) New York was smacked with steep fines and mandates of community action in the wake of its "Smackfest" promotions. NEW YORK -- Emmis hip-hop radio station WQHT (Hot 97) New York was smacked with s ...

  37. XM Grabs Sony BMG VP

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nathaniel Brown takes senior VP communications post. XM Satellite Radio has named Nathaniel Brown to be senior VP of corporate communications. Brown will be based in New York City. Brown has more than 12 years of experience in entertainment media ...

  38. Daddy Yankee Sets U.S. Tour

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stint includes five stops in Latin America. Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee is set to announce his "Who's Your Daddy" tour at a press conference tomorrow (July 27) in New York City. The jaunt, presented by C árdenas Marketing Network, w ...

  39. Amazon.com Names Music 'Hall of Famers'

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Initiative part of retail giant's 10th anniversary celebration To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Amazon.com has compiled a 'Hall of Fame' music list of artists, based on their total sales with the online retailer. For Amazon, thi ...

  40. Luther Vandross Dies At 54

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-winning soul singer and songwriter Luther Vandross, who suffered a serious stroke two years ago as he was about to relaunch his career, died on Friday (July 1) in a New Jersey hospital, officia Grammy-winning soul singer and songwriter Luth ...

  41. John Mayer Trio Plans Fall Tour

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Opening for Rolling Stones in D.C., Philly. John Mayer will join forces on tour with drummer Steve Jordan (Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones) and bassist Pino Palladino (the Who, Jeff Beck) in a new venture known as the John Mayer Trio. Ray LaMont ...

  42. Brooks & Dunn To Return As CMA Awards Hosts

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn have been tapped to host the 39th annual CMA Awards, set to air live on CBS Television Network Nov. 15 from Madison Square Garden in New York. Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn have been tapped to host the 39th annual CMA Award ...

  43. The Blind Boys Kick Off Tour May 14

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Blind Boys of Alabama will begin a tour May 14 at the Reaching for Rainbows Gospel Music Festival in Kenosha, Wis. The legendary vocal group, touring in support of their latest release, "Atom Bomb The Blind Boys of Alabama will begin a to ...

  44. Dave Matthews Band Offers AOL Webcast

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live music series continues with Coldplay. The Dave Matthews Band performed a rare and intimate show for AOL Music Live, May 9 at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom. This show was Webcast live and fans could tune in to hear a simultaneous audio bro ...

  45. Dave Matthews Band Offers AOL Webcast

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live music series continues with Coldplay. The Dave Matthews Band performed a rare and intimate show for AOL Music Live, May 9 at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom. This show was Webcast live and fans could tune in to hear a simultaneous audio bro ...

  46. Rolontz Rises At VH1

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Award-winning producer Lee Rolontz has been promoted to senior VP of original music production for VH1. She reports to Christina Norman, president of VH1. Award-winning producer Lee Rolontz has been promoted to senior VP of original music producti ...

  47. Case Summary: Pre-1972 Sound Recordings and Common-Law Copyright

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The New York State Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, held on April 5 that the state's common-law copyright protects pre-1972 sound recordings -- even if recorded in another country where co The New York State Court of Appeals, ...

  48. Case Summary: Pre-1972 Sound Recordings and Common-Law Copyright

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The New York State Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, held on April 5 that the state's common-law copyright protects pre-1972 sound recordings -- even if recorded in another country where co The New York State Court of Appeals, ...

  49. NY AG Launches Inquiry Into Hot 97 'Smackfest'

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The New York State Attorney General's office has launched an official inquiry into the legality of Emmis-owned radio station Hot 97's recent promotion, "Smackfest." NEW YORK -- The New York State Attorney General's office ...

  50. L.A. Mayor Offers Production Rebate; Governor's Plan Up Next

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn unveiled a new motion-picture production incentive plan March 17 to complement the more wide-ranging package under consideration by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Los Ang ...

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